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Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides grants to states and local governments to build their capacity to operate prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in order to detect and prevent the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutically controlled substances, such as opioids, and other scheduled chemical products. Promotes safe and responsible prescribing practices and appropriate pain care by enhancing law enforcement and public health agencies' ability to collect and analyze prescription drug data through a centralized database. Supports the tracking of prescribing data across providers and states through integration of PDMPs with electronic health records (EHRs), pharmacy dispensing software (PDS) systems, health information exchanges (HIEs), federally operated and tribally operated healthcare facilities, Veteran's Administration operated healthcare facilities, and other systems.

Program objectives include:

  • Establish or enhance a PDMP system
  • Enable information exchange and data collection on prescriptions and other scheduled chemical products among states
  • Develop a training program for system users
  • Create and distribute educational materials
  • Facilitate collaboration among law enforcement, prosecutors, public health officials, treatment providers, and drug courts
  • Support electronic information sharing among states that complies with the Prescription Monitoring Information Exchange (PMIX) National Architecture
  • Expand monitoring to Schedules II, III, IV, and V
  • Improve quality and accuracy of PDMP data
  • Build or strengthen the capacity to produce unsolicited reports of controlled substance prescribing for authorized individuals
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of specific program initiatives and the overall PDMP program

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,500,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 18
Estimated total program funding: $27,000,000

Who Can Apply

State governments and territories that have an enabling statute or regulation, pending or enacted, requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency may apply.

Cities, counties, or regions within a state that does not have an enabling statute may apply if the city, county, or region:

  1. Has enacted an enabling statute, ordinance, or regulation requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized city, county, or region
  2. Agrees to transfer the PDMP system to an authorized state agency if the state adopts an enabling state statute requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency
  3. Ensures that all vendor contracts are written to permit the transfer of ownership of the system to the authorized state agency

In fiscal year (FY) 2021, all state, local, and university and college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process in order to be eligible for grant funding.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement.

In FY 2021, there is a new two-step application submission process. To be considered timely, the applicant must have received a validation message from the submission and the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the respective deadlines.

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the March 19, 2021 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the April 9, 2021 deadline.


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For questions:
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
TTY at 301-240-6310
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Topics This Program Addresses

Opioids • Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder